Khaled Khalifa is an award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet. His books include In Praise of Hatred and No Knives, which was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and the Independent Foreign Fiction and in the Kitchens of This City, winner of the 2013 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and shortlisted for the IPAF.
His latest novel is Death is Hard Work, published in 2016.
His work has been translated into English, French, German and Italian.
In 1990, he founded Aleph magazine, for new writing. He served on the board of editors for the magazine for three years.